Make the film you CAN make today! Be a film producer for the Young Actors Film Company!
Every September, January and April anyone can register to join the YAFC for a minimum three month term. It’s free but there are limited spaces.
The YAFC is a group of 15-20 young film producers aged 14-24 who enjoy making their own movies. We aim to create high quality movies anything from 20 second clips to no-budget movies on budget equipment – mainly smartphones.
The company works on any number of small film projects at the same time. They meet once per week – and have a small training session on learning the ‘planning and project management’ side of the process. You will be encouraged to make films using mobile phones, edit using simple editing software and get it entered into film festival circuit, shown in our very own YATI cinema or published online.
You will be expected to make movies in your own time more than during the sessions – although there will be filming sessions on Saturday sessions as well. The sessions will explore essential parts of the film-making process e.g. story development, glossary of film-making; shot selection, storyboarding, casting, filming and post-production.
When: Next entry point is Saturday 21 September 10.30-14.30pm.
Weekly meetings are every Saturday from 10.30-14.30pm. Just come along for about 10:10am, so that you can sign up and non-YATI members will need to pay membership (£10/£5 concs)
What will it be like?
At the first sessions, you will be joined by film-maker Mat McPherson, and Derek Oppong from YATI. You will learn about organizing the company members into small teams, and workout who wants to do “what” – and begin the process of ‘film study’ and making your own mini-movie projects. You will also be joined by Josh Adreinola who is a professional film producer who will take you through the problem solving side of filming and editing. We also have the support of the National Film and Television School, who will be supporting the development of your ideas and offering help for working behind the scenes in the industry.
Each weekly 4 hour session will loosely follow a production project management structure to produce short films.
Each session will be split in to two sections; training from 10.30-12pm and project work 12.30-2.30pm.
The study section would involve, for example watching the effective use of black and white footage, or low budget solutions to big problems, shot selection etc etc in professional films; and studying the film from a directors’ point of view.
The practice section would involve working on the information learned from the study section – splitting the group into a mixture of small film projects in groups and/or individuals working in parallel.
Each film group will share what they have done with the other groups; and the group can offer suggestions to help each other.
What to bring: You need to bring some lunch with you as the session goes until 14:30pm. Bring a device with you maybe – a tablet or smartphone just in case.
Cost: It’s FREE for any YATI member! (Join YATI for just £10 per year) Please remember that although this course was being offered to you for free, it was actually an expensive course but has been paid for by Islington Borough Council, and so we are counting on you to attend your free place. The first thing about making films, is to be professional – make sure you turn up on time. On professional TV and Film sets, it can cost thousands of pounds if actors or staff are late. So we will be strict on time-keeping.
Just email Jamie@youngactors.org.uk and say that you want to join the company.